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Ancient Nomos Art is a museum of galleries exhibiting ancient coins and ancient mint maps. The coin gallery displays the diverse art and history of hand-crafted ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Persian and Medieval coinage. The ancient mints mapping gallery features Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Asia Minor and Medieval mint city regions and territories. Visitor's are welcome to explore, study and enjoy Ancient Nomos Art.

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Byzantine, Roman – 803 AD

Nicephorus I

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Byzantine, Roman – 803 AD

Obverse: Crowned and draped bust of Nicephorus I holding a cross potent and akakia.
Reverse: Crowned and draped bust of Stauracius I holding globus cruciger and akakia.

Obv: NICI–FOROS BASILЄ’ Crowned and draped bust of Emperor Nicephorus I facing, holding cross potent and akakia. Rev: SτAVRA – CIS ∂ЄSPO’ Crowned and draped bust of Stauracius I facing, holding globus cruciger and akakia; X at end of legend.



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Value: Solidus. Metal: AV Gold. Weight: 4.44 grams. Mint: Constantinople. Date: 803-811 AD.
Attribution: Dumbarton Oaks Collection 2c.2; Füeg 2.A.2; SB 1604. Photo Courtesy CNG.

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